July is a huge birthday month in our family. Beginning early in the month, we celebrate 10 human birthdays and one very large dog’s. And the following month doesn’t slow down much either. There must have been something in the water from the years 1925 to 2006.
The month kicks off with the birthday celebration of my oldest nephew Owen and ramps up a few days later as we mark the 90th birthday of my grandfather, Ed. Our recent wedding travels limit us from being there in person to celebrate this year but from 9 to 90, there are plenty of lessons these two have taught me over the years. Things like:
The meaning behind the phrase, “I remember the day you were born.”
Your choice in beer should align with that of your favorite sports team, whichever relationship develops first.
And when it comes to extracurriculars, choose something you can play as you grow older.
Blondes really do have more fun.
You can dance if you want to.
And more than anything, remember, family is everything.
Happy Birthday to all of my favorite guys this month!